Can you trust nice little old lady in fender bender?

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I received a phone call from a friend of mine who informed me he was in a fender bender with no remarkable property damage other than superficial scratches.  He informed me that he did not call the police for a police report and gave her cash to cover the scratches.  He remarked that he trusted the lady and gave her his information such as license tag and number.  This reminded me of the Andy Griffith Show episode where Barney bought a car from the proverbial nice little old lady that appeared … [Read more...]

Can a child file a lawsuit?

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Minors in Tennessee can be a party to a cause of action for a variety of torts.  However, “Minors cannot act for themselves in contracting with counsel and otherwise making provisions to institute [a lawsuit]. They must depend on someone to act for them.” Busby v. Massey, 686 S.W.2d 60, 62 (Tenn. 1984).  Because minors cannot sue in their own names but must sue by another, id., an infant may sue by next friend if the infant “does not have a duly appointed representative, or if justice requires.” … [Read more...]

Can I demand medical records from my doctor?

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In the course of my personal injury and workers compensation practice, clients often disclose to me prior to retaining our firm that their physicians refuse to provide medical records or delay production.  In Tennessee, patients have a variety of rights in their medical care. A paramount right is access to your medical records.   Physicians in Tennessee can me sanctioned and fined by the Tennessee department of health for not complying with the law.  Physicians and hospitals in Tennessee are … [Read more...]

Must court approve jury award of punitive damages?

"After a jury has made an award of punitive damages, the trial judge shall review the award, giving consideration to all matters on which the jury is required to be instructed.  The judge shall clearly set forth the reasons for decreasing or approving all punitive awards in findings of fact and conclusions of law demonstrating a consideration of all factors on which the jury is instructed."  Hodges v. S.C. Toof & Co., 833 S.W.2d at 902. After a jury awards punitive damages, it is … [Read more...]

Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney

Davidson County is the oldest county in Middle Tennessee. It dates to 1783, when the North Carolina legislature created the county and named it in honor of William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina general who was killed opposing General Cornwallis and the British Army's crossing of the Catawba River on February 1, 1781. In 1963, the City of Nashville and the Davidson County government merged. The 2010 Census by the U.S. Census Bureau gives Davidson County a total population of 626,681. Our firm … [Read more...]

Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney

Rutherford County is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. By 1803, the state legislature deemed there were enough people to justify forming a new county, Rutherford County. It was named in honor of North Carolina General Griffith Rutherford, and was formed from portions of the counties of Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties. The 2010 Census by the U.S. Census Bureau gives Rutherford County a total population of 262,604 broken down by the following: Murfreesboro - 108,755, Lavergne - … [Read more...]

Cheatham County, Ashland City, Personal Injury Attorney

Cheatham County began at the end of the 1800’s. The county was formally established in 1856 by dividing portions of Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, and Montgomery counties. The county seat was named Ashland City and was established with 50 acres being procured from Mr. Lenox for a sum of $713.00. Ashland City now consists of 24 square miles. One of the first industries in Cheatham County was Sycamore Mills, a black powder manufacturer which was established before the Civil War. The Mill is now a … [Read more...]

Montgomery County, Clarksville, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney

The county was named for John Montgomery, a settler who founded the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. The county was initially organized as Tennessee County, North Carolina, but its name was changed in 1796, the year that Tennessee was admitted as a state, to reduce confusion. In the same year, much of the eastern portion of the county was removed from its jurisdiction and incorporated with territory taken from Sumner County to form Robertson County. Subsequent acts of … [Read more...]

Robertson County, Springfield, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney

The land which is now within the boundaries of Robertson and Montgomery counties was first known as the Tennessee County of North Carolina. In 1796, the state’s first general assembly met in Knoxville to organize a new state government, and the name Tennessee was officially adopted for the developing state. An act passed by that assembly provided for the division of Tennessee County into two counties.  The eastern half was named Robertson in honor of James Robertson, Father of Middle Tennessee … [Read more...]

Trousdale County, Hartsville, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney

Nestled in the northern portion of Middle Tennessee, this rural county has a current population just over 7000 scattered over its beautiful hills and lush valleys. Farming, largely tobacco, was the economic base that formed this county, and it is still prevalent today. Many area families came to this fertile land from Virginia and North Carolina when their tobacco-growing families could not subdivide their lands any further. Tennessee was a new state looking for settlers, and this area of the … [Read more...]

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